How To Stop Procrastinating

It happened to me again last night …

The reason you gets motivated in the shower is the same reason you get motivated at night right before you go to sleep (i.e. Tomorrow I will DDEFINITELY do x,y,z).

The reason is because thinking about something is exciting, once you actually have to do it, it becomes less glamorous.

Lucky for you, I figured out how to beat the procrastination hump.

My trick? Tell your brain, fine brain we’ll go on Reddit or whatever, but let’s just do 1 minute of something productive. Just 1 minute, it won’t be so bad.

30 minutes later and I’m usually still working hard.

Let’s try it on you. What are you procrastinating on right now? Can you commit just 1 minute to driving it closer to complete in your head?

Getting over that initial momentum is the hardest part. It’s like getting a giant stone to roll. The first push is always the hardest, but once it gets rolling, it’s hard to stop.

This post was originally published on my blog here.

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